And his sister Liz Watkins, 64, who lives in Huddersfield but is originally from Leicester, said: "It was a good game" as she singled out Harry Maguire for helping Kane to score his victor.
It took Graham Kentsley, originally from St. Albans in Hertfordshire, just over five weeks to make the around 2,000 kilometer (1,243 miles) journey, which he timed so that he would arrive in good time for England's first World Cup match against Tunisia in the southern Russian Federation city of Volgograd.
Southgate was promoted from the under-21 set up to guide England through qualifying when Sam Allardyce's short reign was ended after one game in charge.
There have also been reciprocal visits to the United Kingdom by Russian police to see how we police matches and much has been learned from the five occasions Premier League teams have played Russian opponents in European club competitions over the last two seasons, all of which passed off without incident. "He is the optimal striker", he said.
The Tottenham striker had put England ahead in the 11th minute of the Group G game when Tunisia keeper Mouez Hassen could only palm a strong header by John Stones on to the foot of the striker. The penalty was awarded after Kyle Walker caught Fakhreddine Ben Youssef with his arm. We had to keep creating chances, we didn't play as well second half but they defended deep.
"There were a lot of decisions against us and maybe there was a bit of justice at the end".
Gareth Southgate has said the Volgograd venue for England's World Cup opener against Tunisia on Monday serves as a reminder that some things are "even bigger than football".
"If (Raheem) Sterling can start firing on all cylinders then we're going to be on fire", he said.